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Brandon Pettigrew

Brandon Pettigrew
Pettigrew during the 2011 NFL season.
No. 87     Detroit Lions
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-02-23) February 23, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Tyler, Texas
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)Weight: 264 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school: Tyler (TX) Lee
College: Oklahoma State
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20
Debuted in 2009 for the Detroit Lions
Career history

Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards

  • Honorable mention All-Big 12 (2006)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2013

Brandon Dennard Pettigrew[1] (born February 23, 1985) is an American football tight end for the Detroit Lions. He was drafted by the Lions with the 20th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.

High school career

Brandon Pettigrew played high school football at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Texas, where he was teammates with Matt Flynn, Justin Warren, and Ciron Black.

College career

Pettigrew finished his senior season with 42 receptions for 472 yards.[2]

Professional career

Detroit Lions

In the 2009 NFL Draft Pettigrew was selected in the first round by the Detroit Lions with the 20th overall pick.

At the 2009 NFL Combine, Pettigrew's official 40-yard dash was a 4.83, he bench pressed 225 pounds 22 times, and posted a vertical jump of 33 inches.[3]

The best game of his rookie season came on November 22 against the Cleveland Browns: he caught six passes for 72 yards, including the game-winning touchdown.

Pettigrew suffered a knee injury during the opening drive of the Lions' annual Thanksgiving Classic game in Detroit. The next day, an MRI revealed he will require season-ending surgery.[4]

On December 1, 2009, Pettigrew was officially placed on Injured Reserve and missed the rest of the 2009 NFL season.[5]

During the 2010 NFL season, Pettigrew ranked third among tight ends with 71 receptions. He also finished seventh among tight ends with 722 receiving yards.


External links

  • Oklahoma State Cowboys bio

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